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HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas janitor has been arrested after police say he stole credit cards and cellphones from cheerleaders at the University of Houston's new stadium. University police Lt. Bret Collier says 27-year-old Jacob Lee Bryant has been charged with theft and credit card...
The attorney for a woman who was found dead after being charged in her son's death is calling on authorities to release the contents of a note found at the scene. The Dallas Morning News reports David Finn has also asked the Texas Rangers to provide an independent report on the...
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has said revealing in a memoir released to bookstores Tuesday that she terminated a pregnancy in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality was not meant to boost her campaign in its final stretch. Rather, she says, it...
The city of Fort Worth is preparing for its first Twitter town hall in Spanish. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the town hall will take place Sept. 18. About 28 percent of the city's residents speak the language. Councilman Sal Espino and Mayor Betsy Price will participate...
A Dallas police officer has been hit by a fleeing car and ended up on the hood before opening fire on the driver who then crashed the vehicle. Police say the suspect was in critical condition Monday. The officer was hospitalized in stable condition with injuries not believed to...
Gov. Rick Perry is opening a Texas economic mission to Japan and China as he continues to bolster his foreign policy chops for a possible second presidential run. Perry aides say the Republican will be in Tokyo on Monday to address the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He'...
Texas Christian University has changed the name of an education program because its acronym is the same as that commonly used for the terrorist group responsible for widespread violence in Iraq and Syria. Project ISIS was the name for an education initiative offered by TCU at a...
A jury has found a North Texas man guilty of intoxication manslaughter in the drunken-driving crash that killed a family of three. The Tarrant County jury deliberated for several hours over two days in Fort Worth before finding Benjamon Todd Stewart guilty Thursday of three...
A San Antonio mother has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for starving her two young daughters. A jury sentenced 24-year-old Kayela McClintick on Thursday. She was convicted Wednesday of injuring by omission her 6- and 2-year-old daughters in 2012. Doctors say the girls were...